Warrenville man gets six years in Wheaton cocaine bust

Updated 6/30/2014 11:47 AM
  • Roger Johnson

    Roger Johnson

A 24-year-old Warrenville man pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced on charges of selling cocaine to undercover agents.

Roger Johnson, 24, of 30W161 Maplewood Drive, was sentenced to six years in prison for selling less than 15 grams of cocaine to undercover agents from Wheaton and Warrenville on Feb. 4 and Feb. 20.

Judge John Kinsella agreed Monday to recommend Johnson's admission into the state's impact incarceration program, better known as boot camp.

Boot camp inmates, by law, serve seven days for every 30 days of the sentence imposed by a judge.

"This sentence can be the beginning of a life of crime or the end, but that's up to you. There's only one opportunity for boot camp and you've played that card," Kinsella told Johnson, who appeared in court with a freshly shaved head. "Next time, you'll spend a long time sitting in a cage in the department of corrections."

Assistant State's Attorney Kevin Laude said Johnson was driven to make the sales on Feb. 4 and Feb. 20. by Larissa Pyykkonen, 21, of 518 Kipling Court in Wheaton.

Pyykkonen pleaded guilty in April to one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 86 days in jail, of which she'd already served the required 43 days. She also received two years of probation and $1,200 in fines and fees.

If Johnson would have been convicted, he faced a sentence of between four and 15 years. He receives credit for 131 days served in DuPage County.

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